Valentine’s Day is a wonderful holiday. Positioned in between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays and the onset of Spring, Valentine’s Day is a fun and festive bright spot in the middle of a long and cold winter. While it may seem as though a flashy and expensive gift is the only way to adequately express love and affection to a spouse on Valentine’s Day, nothing could be farther from the truth. The most memorable and touching gifts are those that say something significant about your relationship and truly express the love and admiration you feel towards the recipient. Here are some ideas on free or very inexpensive gifts to offer your spouse this Valentine’s Day.
List Of Goals For The New Year. Present your spouse with a well thought out list of goals to achieve in the new year – together. The list could contain family goals such as potty training your youngest child or finishing the home remodeling project or relationship goals like enjoying a weekly date night or devoting more time or being more adventurous in the bedroom. Make the goals very specific and those that can only be achieved together. The list will reaffirm your commitment to each other and beautifully illustrate the strong partnership of your relationship. Insert the list into your Valentine’s Day card and spend part of the evening discussing the list and the steps you will take as a couple to achieve those goals.
Have A Technology Free Night. Tuck the kids in to bed, unplug the phones, shut off the Television and put the computer on Standby. Spend Valentine’s Day evening without any distractions and focus on each other. Give each other back rubs, engage in conversation and spend some time just looking into each other’s eyes. One night of pure and total attention to each other can restore closeness and rejuvenate your relationship.
Single Flower. A bouquet of roses is a beautiful thing, but a single flower can be just as romantic and lovely. One single flower signifies the simple beauty of love and affection without breaking the bank.
Bubble Bath For Two. A long and relaxing soak in a hot tub full of bubbles is peaceful and calming as well as sensuous and romantic. If your bathtub is too small to make sharing it a comfortable proposition, draw your spouse an inviting bath with lots of bubbles and use a back brush or bath mitt to gently wash your partner’s back, arms and legs while playing soft music and enjoying gentle conversation.
Candlelit Dinner….At Home. There is no need to spend hundreds of dollars at an upscale restaurant to enjoy Valentine’s Day dinner. Takeout pizza, Chinese food or even leftovers can provide a very memorable holiday meal with a little bit of romantic ambience. Turn the lights down, light a beautifully fragranced candle and serve your meal on special holiday dishes.
Take The Day Off From Worries And Stresses. The current economy has most of us anxious and worried about the future. Vow to make Valentine’s Day one day where financial pressures do not creep into your thoughts and steal your happiness and joy from spending time together. The issues will still be there the next day and a reprieve from the anxiety will do your soul and your relationship good.
Homemade Card. Instead of purchasing a mass produced greeting card from the stationary store, bust out the crayons and markers and make your own. Not only is making custom cards a very relaxing way to express your creativity, your spouse will be touched and pleased to receive a special Valentine’s Day card made for them by your own two hands.